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avetny

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Guys this is temporary forum until official will be created.

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francoiscox1

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Hi everybody. I'm french, so excuse my...
I bought this splendid phone and used it from 4 days now. In France 5G is perfectly working. I had problem with sending MMS, but after 2 days, problem solved by itself😳...🙂
I have a question about system sounds. Is everyone knows how to disable the battery charging sound without using silent mode? Thanks...
 

carrieta17

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Jan 1, 2008
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Warning for thoee potential vivo fold USA users.. at least in att I'm having issues with the phone I can make and receive calls but as soon as I use data to browse internet I can't make calls anymore. I tried adding a data Sim to Sim 2 but at random times I would loose cell signal. There are mixed results from users and that might have to do with where you live and if att has shut down 3g towers and volte mess in the USA.. I'm taking the phone to att and see if they can help... any other att users oithere ? FYI I also tried Google fi and had very unreliable service in places where I would otherwise get great signal
 

VTEChump

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I tried on AT&T, data worked, but I couldn't make calls or text. I'm now using on Tmobile, everything is great so far (5g speeds).
Love the phone hardware, software needs work (notifications don't always work, AOD only notifys text and calls, nothing else, multitasking is lacking). Hopefully all these can be fixed with software updates, but won't hold my breath.
 

carrieta17

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Can someone on ATT comment on cell signal reliability and APN setting steps to make the phone work ? I am able to get reliable 4G data however when making calls as soon as I dial the call ends… I guess the response is ATT is no go ? I would hate to return the phone. Do the T-Mobile folk have reliable service ?
 

lesscro

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Hello mates...

Anybody experienced issue with phone in pocket, it second time my phone call a lot of my contact...
I use Ocean OS lockcreen and i put TrueCaller (because Google dialer don't work properly), Message (from Google) and camera...

It seems this lock screen don't use proximity sensor or pocket mode detection... i'm alone ?
 

Logan3824

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Hey guys, so I just purchased the Vivo X fold, and I'm wondering which network in the US is the best for this phone. I'm looking to either go T-mobile or AT&T (unless there is a better one) but can't seem to find which one would have better 5G/4G coverage. I'm in a big city (Houston) so coverage itself is not a problem, but trying to figure out which one has the most used bands between the two.
 

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Hey guys, so I just purchased the Vivo X fold, and I'm wondering which network in the US is the best for this phone. I'm looking to either go T-mobile or AT&T (unless there is a better one) but can't seem to find which one would have better 5G/4G coverage. I'm in a big city (Houston) so coverage itself is not a problem, but trying to figure out which one has the most used bands between the two.

Frequencies by Provider in USA :

5G and 4G LTE Frequency Bands by Provider​

Carriers:5G Bands and Frequencies:4G LTE Bands and Frequencies:
AT&T850 MHz: Band n5
3.4 GHz: Band n2 (Pending Deployment)
3.7 GHz: Band n77 (Pending Deployment)
24 GHz: Band n258
39 GHz: Band n260
700 MHz: Bands 12/17/29
700 MHz: Band 14 (FirstNet)
850 MHz: Band 5
1900 MHz: Band 2
1700 MHz /2100 MHz: Bands 4/66
2300 MHz: Band 30
Verizon Wireless850 MHz: Band n5
1700/2100 MHz: Band n66
1900 MHz: Band n2
3.7 GHz: Band n77 (Pending Deployment)
28 GHz: Band 261
39 GHz: Band 260
700 MHz: Band 13
850 MHz: Band 5
1700/2100 MHz: Bands 4/66
1900 MHz: Band 2
3.5 GHz: Band 48 (In select areas)
5.2 GHz: Band 46 (In select areas)
T-Mobile600 MHz: Band n71
2.5 GHz: Band n41
3.4 GHz: Band n2 (Pending Deployment)
3.7 GHz: Band n77 (Pending Deployment)
24 GHz: Band n258
28 GHz: Band n261
39 GHz: Band n260
47 GHz: Band n262 (Pending Deployment)
600 MHz: Band 71
700 MHz: Band 12
850 MHz: Band 5
1700/2100 MHz: Bands 4/66
1900 MHz: Band 2
U.S. Cellular600 MHz: Band n71
3.4 GHz: Band n77 (Pending Deployment)
3.7 GHz: Band n77 (Pending Deployment)
24 GHz: Band n258
28 GHz: Band n261
39 GHz: Band n260
700 MHz: Band 12
850 MHz: Band 5
1700/2100: Band 4
1900: Band 2
Cricket Wireless850 MHz: Band n5
3.7 GHz: Band n77 (Pending Deployment)
39 GHz: Band n260
700 MHz: Bands 17
1900 MHz: Band 2
1700 MHz /2100 MHz: Band 4
2300 MHz: Band 30
Boost Mobile2.5 GHz: Band n41800 MHz: Band 26
1900 MHz: Band 25
2500 MHz: Band 41
Metro by T-Mobile600 MHz: Band n71
28 GHz: Band n261
39 GHz: Band n260
600 MHz: Band 71
700 MHz: Band 12
850 MHz: Band 5
1700/2100 MHz: Bands 4/66
1900 MHz: Band 2

From GSMArena
NETWORKTechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / CDMA2000 / LTE / 5G
2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA 800 / 1900
3G bandsHSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1x
4G bands1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66
5G bands1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G

Hope it will help, in France standard Network work like a Charm 5G...
 
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cleverpro

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Hello everyone, I had the device for almost 2 weeks now. I have a problem with forcing app to stretch over front camera hole.
I have every app with "Display the front camera" option in "Setting" -> "Display and brightness" -> "Display at the top of the screen" checked.
Some apps work just fine like games, facebook or google map but some don't like Edge, chrome, microsoft apps like excel, PowerBi as below.
Anyone has a solution for this with or without rooting the phone?
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lesscro

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Hello everyone, I had the device for almost 2 weeks now. I have a problem with forcing app to stretch over front camera hole.
I have every app with "Display the front camera" option in "Setting" -> "Display and brightness" -> "Display at the top of the screen" checked.
Some apps work just fine like games, facebook or google map but some don't like Edge, chrome, microsoft apps like excel, PowerBi as below.
Anyone has a solution for this with or without rooting the phone?
Maybe these apps are not adapted with form factor… I left all in auto mode personally…
Then in major app, we have a black band on top ? It's this ?
 

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